Tool fan gets job after wearing band shirt to interview


Most people try to dress up for job interviews to look professional, but it seems the corporate world is a little more relaxed than it has been in the past. One Tool fan, in particular, landed a job after wearing the band’s shirt during their interview.

Dressing appropriately to a job interview can have a bigger effect on the outcome than most realize. Your appearance influences someone’s first impression of you, and cleaning shows that you’re serious about the opportunity and respectful of those who take their time to meet you.

According to the 2006 Use Insights from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 87% of hiring managers said that a survey respondent wearing non-traditional clothing had an effect on their decision to hire the person. [via Chron].

However, wearing a band shirt seemed to work in this particular person’s favor. The fan went to Tool’s page repeats last week to share their experience, noting that they actually had fandom in common with their interviewer.

“After an hour of conversation, the recruiter said, ‘I just have one last question, what [your] Tool’s favorite song? Because I’m a big fan myself!’ “I really want this new job now!” they wrote. In the comments section, they added that they were programmers, which seems to tend to have a more casual dress code, and that the recruiter for the job himself wore a Church of Misery shirt during the interview.

Fortunately, the Tool fan got the job, according to another update they posted on the forum earlier today (July 7).

“I told you about a week ago that I had a job interview and I was wearing a tool t-shirt. And you know what? I got the job!” they shared.

Congratulations, Tool Fan! They say first impressions are lasting impressions, and obviously the recruiter took this fan’s outfit as a sign of creativity and intelligence. Let’s face it, true Tool fans know the Fibonacci sequence.

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